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are still being exposed in their own homes. ,, ,,,,,, fiscal cliff. but in washington today, signs of e movement amo >>> just over a month the country to go over the "fiscal cliff" but in washington today signs of some movement among lawmakers. cbs reporter danielle nottingham on how the president is holding their feet to the fire. >>> reporter: president obama is enlisting middle class americans to pressure congress to back away from the "fiscal cliff." >> when the american people speak loudly enough, lo and behold congress listens. >> reporter: he will take his case on the road friday and is asking the public to join a twitter campaign calling on lawmakers to renew tax cuts for families making less than $250,000 a year without delay. >> campaign for his position i did it we understand it but at the end of the day he has to lead on this issue. >> reporter: while congressional leaders meet behind closed doors, some of the biggest names in corporate america are here on capitol hill meeting with lawmakers pushing for solutions. former tennessee governor told lawmakers everything needs to
to washington, d.c. find a way to fix the "fiscal cliff." cbs reporter grace lee with how both sides are taking note of this. >> reporter: we all know the long they are drags out, the more wall street is likely to suffer. if you want to know just how important dealing with a "fiscal cliff" is, consider this. it is the very first thing the president talked about publicly post-election. and today there are new signals of communication between the president and the house speaker john boehner. >> i'm not wedded to every detail of my plan. i'm open to compromise. i'm open to new ideas. >> everyone wants to get our economy moving again. everyone wants to get more americans back to work again. >> reporter: could this be washington code for a real compromise? political science expert max neimann says that's exactly what it is. >> and there's a kind of dance taking place in which each side wants to portray itself as the one that is reasonable. >> reporter: that could be tough on capitol hill. today the president promised to veto any deals that include tax cuts on people making more than $250,000 a year
of his work in afghanistan. in washington, danielle nottingham, cbs 5. >>> well after a long weekend, washington back to work on the problem of pulling america back from the edge of the fiscal cliff. the new year will bring automatic tax hikes and drastic spending cuts unless congress can cut a deal. both parties agreed, new revenue streams are necessary. but they are at odds over where that money should come from. the president will meet with congressional leaders on friday in hopes of finding common ground. >>> one of the most powerful democrats in congress will have something to say before then. house minority leader nancy pelosi is poised to plan her future plans tomorrow. grace lee on the tough choice facing the bay area politician. grace? >> reporter: well liz, the question is, is it coming to an end or not. and the minority leader is not saying. in fact she was coy earlier today said she can't tell the press before she tells her own caucus. but after a historic rise to the speakership, could this be her time to step aside. >> here they are, the freshman recruits. >> reporter:
in the election. swalwell says he is ready to bring new energy and ideas to washington. >> the 113th congress is the youngest most inexperienced congress and so i don't see that as a liability. i see it as an opportunity to build new partnerships and relationships. >> stark has been representing california's 13th district for nearly 4 decades. but he was running this year in the newly redrawn 15th district. >>> it was a true lesson in sociology and politics for a group of students at san jose state university. their class project turned into the city raising its minimum wage. earlier this year, the students gathered enough support to put measure d on the ballot. and last night voters passed it with 59% of the vote. that will raise the minimum wage from 8 to $10 an hour. >> it will make a difference in my life, you know. i'll have more money for me to help myself with the rent or other bills. >> my price pretty low like around $5 for breakfast, probably i up the price maybe like 40 to 50 cents. >> workers in san jose can expect to get their raises early next year. >>> and for complete coverage
. there is no evidence of involvement between kelly and petraeus. in washington, randall pinkston, cbs 5. >>> his name is synonymous with anti-virus software. and now john mcafee's name is wanted following a murder. he is wanted for questioning in the shooting dow jones of his 52-year-old name. the victim and mcafee had a apparently long-running feud. >> they had a relationship and sort of a history of quarreling, which without knowing the facts it seems to be why they would want to talk to him. >> now this isn't mcafee's first scrape with authorities -- scrape with authorities. he moved there in 2008 and was arrest from what he called bogus charged in 2009. he was also arrested for unlicensed drug manufacturing. >>> four people are under arrest in menlo park. police responded to one of the homes at meddero avenue at about 4:30 this morning. they found two high capacity assault rifles, a 9mm handgun and ten ounces of marijuana. no one was hit by the gunfire but four people between the ages of 19 and 28 have been arrested. they are suspected of being part of a street gang. facing charges that include w
. >> reporter: vice president joe biden stopped by a washington, d.c. costco thursday to help the white house's public campaign for a deal. >> consumer confidence is growing. the last thing we need to do is dash that now by being unable to extend middle class tax cuts. >> reporter: the vice president said if those tax cuts aren't extended, the average american family stands to lose $2,200 next year. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> talk about a power lunch. president obama and mitt romney met privately at the white house to have lunch. their first face-to-face meeting since the campaign debate. aides say the president wanted to discuss romney's ideas for making government run more smoothly. >> somebody with governor romney's experience clearly could have insight into how to maximize efficiency in an operation like the federal government. >> the white house says the plan has no plan to offer romney a job. there's hope the friendly meeting will inspire bipartisan cooperation on capitol hill. >>> former president george h.w. bush is in a houston hospital this evening getting treatm
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